This temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in Mumbai is shown on an unusual lithographic postcard from roughly 1905. Lithographs were rarely produced by this time, having dominated early postcard production before 1900. The series this postcard was
The Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi is among the oldest and holiest temples in Varanasi dedicated to Lord Shiva. D.A. Ahuja was a very successful Rangoon, Burma based photographer and publisher of postcards who covered the entire subcontinent.
[Original caption, verso] God Vishnu with his two wives, the goddesses of the earth and the wealth, is represented as riding on his vehicle Garud. [end]
The Garuda, a mythical bird, is also called Kashyapi, Chirada, Vishnuratha, Gaganeshvara,
The Residency, called "one of the prettiest official residencies in India" by the Imperial Gazetteer of India (1908) was where the British Chief Commissioner of British Baluchistan lived.
Mortimer Menpes was prominent early 20th century painter who made a well-advertised painting trip to India in 1903 for the Delhi Darbar. This image was the first in the book The Darbar written with his daughter Dorothy Menpes (1903) who accompanied
Jadu Kissen was a photographer associated for a time with the Archaeological Survey of India and operated out of Srinagar and Delhi; his distinctive postcards were hand-tinted and their captions could be as long as his main competitor in Delhi, H.A.
One day was often fixed each week or fortnight for washing a complete household's clothes. The concept of a washing day is said to have reflected a family's social status.